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Bridget Jones's Diary Audiobook

Bridget Jones's Diary

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Publisher's Summary

A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? The third installment in Bridget Jones' journey, Mad About the Boy, will be out in October 2013.

©1996 Helen Fielding (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A brilliant evocation of life as a single girl in a certain time... reads like Anita Loos out of Jane Austen, and any woman who has ever had a job, a relationship or indeed a mother will read it and roar" (The Times)
"I cannot recommend a book more joyfully... Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching" (Daily Telegraph)
"Wild comedy... observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book" (Sunday Times)

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    Zeinab Giza, Egypt 03/08/2014
    Zeinab Giza, Egypt 03/08/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Funny"
    If you could sum up Bridget Jones's Diary in three words, what would they be?

    Very amusing entertainment


    Would you be willing to try another book from Helen Fielding? Why or why not?

    Yes. I really enjoyed listening to it


    Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't. But I will certainly start looking for more of her performed readings. She's amazing


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several time, and smirked quite a lot


    Any additional comments?

    I had watched the movie so pretty much knew what was going to happen, but I still enjoyed listening to it very much, thanks to the several situations the heroine got herself into and to the amazing performance of Imogen Church.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Bayford, United Kingdom 06/11/2013
    Miss Bayford, United Kingdom 06/11/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic book"

    Always loved this book, and was very excited to have an unabridged audiobook available. Superbly narrated by Imogen Church. A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice incorporating the neurotic thoughts of a single thirtysomething women just looking for happiness. Warm and charming and laugh out loud funny - a fantastic piece of escapist fiction.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ygraine 06/02/2016
    Ygraine 06/02/2016 Member Since 2015

    gu1nevere

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    "Not a book for the middle aged."

    when I first read this 25 years ago I laughed till I cried. listening to it as a middle aged woman with grown up children I realised the protagonist was in fact boring, facile and the incessant focus on her weight being under 9 stone was seriously worrying. it may be a period piece but I'm so glad that I don't think.like this now and am pretty certain I never did!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Silvas32 12/06/2015
    Silvas32 12/06/2015
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    "Lovely, funny and well read"

    Love these stories, Imogen Church brings the characters to life. Funny, entertaining and relatable, this book is one that you can listen to over and over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 07/03/2014
    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 07/03/2014 Member Since 2016

    nothing like a good thriller to quicken the pulse

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    "superbly funny - story and narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bridget Jones's Diary to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version, its only because it was available in audio that I actually read/listen to the book. Would not read the book as like my memory of Imogen doing Bridget


    What other book might you compare Bridget Jones's Diary to, and why?

    Bridget JOnes Diary - Edge of Reason, as they are part of the same series. Haven't read/listened to any other books like this


    Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As above, but I intend to listen to more of her work - totally amazed by her performances - superb


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Here she goes again


    Any additional comments?

    thanks to Imogen's amazing narration, I now prefer her version of Bridget to the famous Renee Zelwegger's film version of her charactor

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris W 26/08/2014
    Chris W 26/08/2014

    I have always loved books, but struggle to read paper books these days. Listening to a good narrator adds immeasurable pleasure !

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    "Usually I enjoy the book better than the film"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Just the way Bridget is described - she is not endearing as portrayed in the film, but stupid.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Helen Fielding again?

    Not any of the Bridget Jones books, no.


    Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any others. I'm not sure if it was the performance that spoilt it for me. I suspect not.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    I still love the film - was just disappointed by the book.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathst 22/11/2016
    Kathst 22/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "just a classic"

    will make you smile and remember yourself sometimes. it a light read. enjoy and the next 3 are fun

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    Amazon Customer 21/10/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story spoilt by the narration"
    Where does Bridget Jones's Diary rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a different type of story so can't rank it


    What did you like best about this story?

    An amusing listen whilst doing jobs round the house


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Imogen Church?

    Samantha Bond


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Its amusing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    miss GOOLE, United Kingdom 18/05/2016
    miss GOOLE, United Kingdom 18/05/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "love the book just wish it was the actress naratin"

    love the story but have seen the film so many times the voice just doesn't sound right. Nothing wrong with it just a battle with my head

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    Amazon Customer 18/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "prefer the film"

    I love the film but was really disappointed with the book. I found both the characters and story extremely annoying. Too repetitive talking about weight, smoking, drinking and men. First time I have ever known a film to be better than the book.

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  • Lauren nicole
    29/05/15
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    "love"

    I'm am loving g this is book so funny so cute can't wait to start next one loved the movie but the book is even better. love. the love story and the performance is great loved her voice work great book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • LeighAna
    LONGVIEW, TX, United States
    21/04/15
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    "Still wonderful!"

    Have read this book half a dozen times and this is my first foray into Bridget's world on audio. Exactly the right voice for this entertaining character. Still laughed aloud at bits that I've read many times. Highly recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Auckland, New Zealand
    05/11/14
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    "fantastic narrator, great book"
    What made the experience of listening to Bridget Jones's Diary the most enjoyable?

    the narrator sounds exactly like a Bridget would, as well as the Mother and even the guys. She does a superb job, incredible acting talent. The book jumps off the earphones :)


    What other book might you compare Bridget Jones's Diary to and why?

    none so far, it's the best, i read it twice in a row already


    Which scene was your favorite?

    no particular one


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • katrine
    10/05/16
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    "A laugh"
    If you could sum up Bridget Jones's Diary in three words, what would they be?

    Everyday singelton fun!


    What other book might you compare Bridget Jones's Diary to and why?

    I know that it is surpose to be a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudices, but somehow I fell like that comparison takes something away from the finesse of Helen Fieldings book.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the movie, but every time I read the book I remember just how much more it brings to the story. So If you like the movie - read the book, not because it is better by leaps, but it really brings more to the world of Bridget Jones!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BookwormNJ
    30/04/15
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    "love it"

    Love the book and the movie! fun and energetic. great narration I highly recommend this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carole M.
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
    29/01/15
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    "Really Enjoyed This!"

    This was a lot of fun to listen to and this narrator really captured the essence of Bridget.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • kimberly May
    08/01/15
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    "Great Book"

    Slow to start. But overall a good book. Would listen to it again. Can't wait to read the other's.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal
    Bakers Settlement, Nova Scotia, Canada
    05/01/14
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    "Just plain fun!"
    Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listening to Imogene Church before this, but absolutely loved her Bridget.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read this book several times, usually following some other heavy tome I wanted to rinse from my head. It's just a good bit of fun, certainly not intellectual, but a light-hearted way to pass time. And, if you think about it, you either know someone who somehow resembles Bridget or maybe you see a little of yourself in her.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kristen
    12/11/16
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    "Funny, comforting, and a very nice listen."

    I really enjoyed listening to this on my long drive to work, it gave me a good start to the day. I loved the narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tom
    12/10/16
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    "The performance is excellent."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bridget Jones's Diary to be better than the print version?

    Never read it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bridget, of course. xoxo


    Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not, but will look for Churches other performances.


    Any additional comments?

    Insightful commentary on the human condition, very funny and engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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